Edinburgh kids December hot list

Discover the coolest family fun in and around Edinburgh

Sharing the best events, activities, days out and all things kid-friendly in Edinburgh & the Lothians.

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Save money all year round, whilst having fun with your kids. We’ve partnered with lots of amazing attractions and businesses to bring you money saving offers, and will be adding to this throughout the year. There will also be offers covering special occasions e.g. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween, Christmas etc. So keep an eye on our Family Card page for all the latest deals.

Latest News

You Choose – A different story in every show!

You Choose – A different story in every show!

Based on the brilliant book by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt, Nonsense Room Productions (Shark in the Park and Hairy Maclary Shows) bring you a brand new interactive musical show for all the family.  But in this show – YOU CHOOSE what happens! Using the picture book as inspiration and through… Read more »

Teeny Tiny Toddlers Are Blasting Into Space

Teeny Tiny Toddlers Are Blasting Into Space

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is inviting the littlest kids to come join the fun at their annual Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest. The event runs for five days from Monday 7 – Friday 11 January 2019 and a new theme of space will be the focus for the activities…. Read more »

Recently Added Events

13 Dec

Archerfield Walled Garden Archerfield Estate, Dirleton, North Berwick, EH39 5HQ

13th December 2018 To 24th December 2018

16:00 To 16:00

Enter Archerfield Walled Garden’s mystical fairy trail and get lost in a world of fairies, forest folk and folklore. Read more…

01 Dec

Five Sisters Zoo, Gavieside, West Calder, EH55 8PT

1st December 2018 To 23rd December 2018

18:00 To 21:00

ZOO ILLUMINATIONS 2018 We are delighted to confirm that the Zoo will once again open in the evenings during November and December for our spectacular Christmas light experience! Tickets are available to purchase on-line only, this year promises to be even bigger and brighter than last year!! The official light… Read more…

16 Nov

Edinburgh Zoo, Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6TS

16th November 2018 To 17th February 2019

16:45 To 20:45

This winter, the Giant Lanterns of China return to RZSS Edinburgh Zoo for a new and exciting adventure. For 50 legendary nights, visitors can escape into a world of Scottish myths and ancient Chinese legends in a light spectacle featuring hundreds of dazzling lanterns at the Zoo’s biggest ever event. Read more…

24 Feb

Holyrood Park

24th February 2019 To 24th February 2019

10:00 To 13:00

Second in a series of two walks. Join an expert geologist and a Ranger on a three hour guided walk to discover how the landscape of Holyrood Park has been shaped and sculpted by ice through the ages. Read more…

23 Sep

The Meadows Junior Parkrunrecurrences

The Meadows, Melville Drive, Edinburgh, EH9 9EX

23rd September 2018 To 30th December 2018

09:30 To 09:30

What is The Meadows junior parkrun? It is a 2k run for juniors only (4-14 year olds). If you are not a junior please try one of our weekly Saturday parkrun events instead. When is it? It is held every Sunday at 9:30am. Read more…

23 Sep

Inverleith Junior Parkrunrecurrences

Inverleith park, Arboretum Road, Edinburgh, EH3 5NZ

23rd September 2018 To 30th December 2018

09:30 To 09:30

What is Inverleith junior parkrun? It is a 2k run for juniors only (4-14 year olds). If you are not a junior please try one of our weekly Saturday parkrun events instead. When is it? It is held every Sunday at 9:30am. Read more…

29 Nov

Royal Lyceum Theatre, 30b Grindlay St, Edinburgh EH3 9AX

29th November 2018 To 5th January 2019

19:00 To 19:00

Wendy and Peter Pan adapted by Ella Hickson, from the book by J.M. Barrie, directed Eleanor Rhode Join us at The Lyceum this Christmas to experience one of the world’s best loved stories about the boy who never grows up from Scottish writer J.M. Barrie. Read more…

22 Dec

Union Street, Bo'ness. EH51 9AQ

22nd December 2018 To 23rd December 2018

10:00 To 16:30

Santa travels by Steam Train, giving a gift to each of the young passengers. Christmas decorations and Christmas songs create a festive atmosphere. Adults receive seasonal refreshments at Bo’ness station. Advance booking essential. Read more…